Construction Industry News: August 26, 2019

Seattle’s Sound Transit awards $1.6B of contracts for $2.8B Lynnwood Link Extension

The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board of Directors on Thursday awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.6 billion for approximately 8 miles of the $2.8 billion Lynnwood Link Extension light-rail project in Seattle.


Kiewit-Parsons JV wins $806M Los Angeles Gold Line light rail contract

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board of Directors has awarded the main design-build contract for the 9-mile, $805.6 million Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora, California, to Pomona, California, to a joint venture between Kiewit and Parsons. 


How Companies Are Adapting to the Needs of an Aging Workforce

lder workers, those ages 55 and up, are often seen as top assets in a contractor’s labor pool. They’re experienced and reliable—natural jobsite leaders, both by title and example. And, with skilled labor in short supply, contracting firms are understandably eager to keep these workers happy, healthy and on the payroll as long as possible.